George Hildenbrand

Obituary of George H. Hildenbrand

George H. Hildenbrand, 94, a longtime resident of Red Hook, NY, passed away on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck, NY.


Born on January 27th, 1927, in East Fishkill, NY, he was the son of George C and Kathryn (Rose) Hildenbrand. George married Genevieve Schryver on October 11, 1946 in Poughkeepsie, NY and Genevieve predeceased him on September 2, 1997.


George served in US Navy during WW II from 1944 to 1946.


For over 10 years, George was the owner and operator of Red Hook Auto Body. He subsequently went on and worked for 17 years and until his retirement on December 31, 1993, as the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Red Hook. George was a Past President of the Dutchess County Highway Superintendents Association, and served on the NYS Highway Superintendents Association.


Always active in his community, he was a Life Member of the Red Hook Fire Company, a member of Hendrick Hudson Lodge #875 F & A M, and he volunteered for Red Hook Community Action Agency.


He was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Red Hook, and served for 14 years as a leader of the Methodist Youth Fellowship



George is survived by his two children, Wayne (Kathy) A. Hildenbrand of Tivoli, NY, and Sharon L. Blass of Lake Katrine, NY; his four grandchildren, Patrick Hildenbrand of Tivoli, NY, Marc (Nicole) Hildenbrand of Germantown, NY, Leanne Blauvelt of Saratoga Springs, NY, and Michael (Michelle) Blauvelt of Lake Katrine, NY; his eight great grandchildren; along with his extended family, colleagues and friends.


In addition to his wife, three brothers and a sister predecease him.


Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes in Red Hook on Thursday, July 29th, 2021 from 4 to 6:30 pm. At 6:30 pm services will be conducted by Hendrick Hudson Lodge #875 F & A M; at 6:45 PM services be held by Red Hook Fire Company; followed by military honors conducted by the US Navy Honor Guard.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 30th, 2021 at Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Red Hook, NY.  Interment will be private.


Memorial donations may be made in George's memory to the Red Hook Fire Company, PO Box 100, Red Hook, NY 12571 or to Hendrick Hudson Lodge #875 Free & Accepted Masons, 9 Graves St, Red Hook, NY 12571.


Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.


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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Burnett & White Funeral Homes
7461 S. Broadway
Red Hook, New York, United States

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Friday, July 30, 2021
Burnett & White Funeral Homes
7461 S. Broadway
Red Hook, New York, United States
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